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Believe Me Audiobook

Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens

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Publisher's Summary

The stand-up comedian of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion icon. Human. There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard. This is the story of how a boy who wanted to become a professional footballer and win the lead in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat found comedy.

Affecting, witty and nothing less than rousing, listeners will, as Eddie himself says, 'look at my life and say, "If that idiot transvestite can run a whole bunch of marathons, play the Hollywood Bowl, and travel across France with a French-speaking tour, then what's holding me back?"'

©2017 Eddie Izzard (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

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  • MR
    6/17/17
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    "Wonderfully funny, tragic, hopeful and inspiring"

    I love Eddie Izzard, and if you too are a fan of his work and particularly his shows, you will not be disappointed by this audiobook. Being narrated by himself, Eddie owns what he reads and frequently engages you with extra commentary you wont find in the written book. This is partly because he is brave enough to tell you from the start that he is dyslexic. Yes, he stumbles over some bits, but this only draws you in further until you are almost vocally cheering him on and giving your smartphone (or favoured device) a big hug. Some parts are brutally sad, so be warned if you are listening to this book in public. But you will equally benefit from a tissue or three in your pocket for the absolutely hillarious jokes and anecdotes. In summary, get this audiobook.

    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    6/19/17
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    "a funny and touching tonic to hard times."

    The audio book is the only way, in my opinion, to experience Eddie Izzard's autobiography. The scattergun approach to telling of his life story, pulling in footnotes and anecdotes from across all of time just makes sense when read by the man himself. there are also several extra asides that obviously come to Eddie in the moment and are not present in the written text. there are many instances of repetition in the book, which may be irritating for some but for fans of the surreal stories in Mr Izzard's stand up are par for the course. I thoroughly recommend this book it is a funny and touching account of one of the most persistent and resilient men in show business that has operated as a tonic to me, who needed a timely reminder of what perseverance and self belief can do.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • L. DAVIES
    Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan United Kingdom
    6/19/17
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    "Absolutely loved it"

    Thanks Eddie for sharing, it really did feel like a long one sided chat with a friend. I would recommend this audio book.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    6/24/17
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    "Dazzling"

    Eddie is a genius with a big heart and a very funny guy. Get used to the foot notes and treat them like the icing on the cake.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Becky Pett
    7/11/17
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    "Wonderful!"

    Absolutely wonderful. Beautifully read and very entertaining. Loved every minute and every footnote. Highly recommend this book. The audio book offers so much extra content with Eddie often adding footnotes which are very entertaining and interesting. love love love this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    7/8/17
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    "Like a long chat with Eddie..."

    This book feels like a long chat with Eddie about his life. The footnotes really make the experience special.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • gavin wood
    7/8/17
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    "Eddie on a Page"

    If you like Eddie, you should love this. One of the funniest Audiobooks I have listened to honestly read by the Author. Plus it's better value than the book because of the extra additional footnotes( end of footnote! Lol)
    The only negative was that I listened to it in a ridiculously quick time!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mike Liff
    Home
    7/8/17
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    "Footnote"

    A most interesting book reading, as Eddie adds rambling footnotes of things that occur to him as he reads his own biography, which really adds substance and depth to the text.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • N. Challenor
    Wimbledon, London United Kingdom
    7/7/17
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    "I think this is one of the best audio books ever!"
    What did you like most about Believe Me?

    You get lots of extra footnotes from Eddie that he added when narrating it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    He's a fascinating and very intelligent man and his life story is very interesting and thought provoking. I think this is the best audiobook I've listened to (but I'm biased as I really like him!)


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • londontami
    7/7/17
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    "wonderful!"

    best audio book, ever! he reads it like you are sitting next to him having a chat. loved it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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